Carter’s Room

I’m just popping in to share some photos of Carter’s room.  A few of you have reminded me that I haven’t shown pictures of the finished room yet.  I usually have troubles pulling everything together and his room was no exception.  Half way through, I sort of lost my vision.  So, I waited until I felt ready to move on, adding a few things here and there.  I have some things I am thinking about adding yet, but again, I am letting my thoughts simmer first.

This is the view when you walk into the room.  You might remember me talking about the argyle that I painted on his walls?  The room started with this idea and the colors are based on that.

I also knew that I wanted a book wall.  I have always loved kids books and book covers.  This idea incorporates both.   

The next items to make their way into the room were the crib and changing table. 

I wanted them to be orange, but as I mentioned before, after trying about 6 different colors of orange spray paint, I still don’t have quite the right color. I have had to learn to live with it.  I’m sure Carter will be forever traumatized by not having the right shade.

Next, I dyed the rocking chair in an attempt to not have to recover it.  We also tried to turn it into a rocking chair.  It made for a lot of work for Joel, for a chair that slightly rocks.  Not quite what we had in mind, but another long story.  (Can you see where I might lose my vision?)

Then I went on a hunt for baskets for the changing table.  I found some at Target but when I went back, they were discontinued.  More hunting. . . .  Then I found these at Walmart and they are almost the right size ;-).

A couple of weekends ago, I spray painted these frames and printed off a few pictures.  The frame with four photos shows how much he as changed from 2 weeks to 8 weeks.

We received some fun toys as gifts, so I started looking for a way to store his toys.  I found some cute cubbies like the ones below at Land of Nod.  They were $40o.  I found these at Target for $65, plus free shipping and 5% off with a Target red card.  That free shipping thing is a bit dangerous, as I now have some more organizational things on their way!

This lamp base is one of my best purchases.  It’s a touch lamp, so no fumbling for the switch in the dark, in the middle of the night.  Just touch the base for a dim glow, then touch again for a for more light.  There are four settings. (From Pottery Barn Kids)

As you leave the room, this is hanging by the door.  It’s to remind me about how fast this is going and to cherish every moment with this little guy.

Which, by the way, I am having no trouble with.  Can you see why?

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25 Responses to Carter’s Room

  1. Dorian says:

    I love your nursery Heather. I really like all the windows and how the room is shaped. You did a great job decorating it. When I was reading your last post a few days ago, my baby was in my lap (he is 5.5months). He sat here starring at your picture, just mesmorized by you :)

  2. Denny Aleckson says:

    Awesome! Heather…Love his room, and the bright colors! Sometimes we put too much emphasis on that, after you have a few kids…Aw… not so much…LOL! But enjoy this first one..it seems we do so much for the first one….and then we just don’t have the time or energy after a few…..they do grow WAY too fast. And all they care about is looking into those mommy and daddy eyes and know that they are loved….and you get those big beautiful smiles back at you!!! PRICELESS!!!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  3. Anne says:

    I love Carter’s room. It is perfect. And he continues to be soooo adorable. So happy for your little family. What a blessing.

  4. Melissa says:

    His room is just amazing! Excellent job! Now can you come over to my house and do something with my daughters’ room. It needs some serious work! Just kidding. Enjoy this time because they definitely do grow up way tooooo fast!

  5. Jocelyn says:

    I love Carter’s room. So bright and cheerful. And I DO love the book wall. I was always an avid reader as a child, and I wanted to share that joy with my own children. Needless to say, we have had a lot of books through the years. I a cross stitch of that poem when my children were little. It is such a true saying. My children are all grown now, and believe me, it goes WAY TOO FAST!

  6. Jocelyn says:

    oops it was supposed to say “I made a cross stitch of the poem” :-)

  7. Bev says:

    Look at that perfect, sweet baby! Just beautiful! And the room is fabulous! Congratulations on both…the most handsome baby and his wonderful room!

    Cheery wave from
    Bev

  8. Joan says:

    Lovely nursery! I like the bright colors and it is beautifully decorated. Carter is so sweet. Enjoy every minute!

  9. Tammie says:

    the problem with ignoring the dusting is that sooner or later they turn 18 and you still don’t want to dust!

  10. Cater’s room is fabulous; lots of room for him to play as he grows. The argyle on the wall?? LOVE!

  11. Carolyn says:

    Yes indeed, Love the argyle on the wall. Carter’s room is obviously decorated with a lot of care and love; beautiful room for a beautiful baby. Those blue eyes . . . wow!

  12. Carrie says:

    Carter’s room is wonderful but even if it were four drab gray walls, a grungy linoleum floor and burlap crib accessories, it would still be gorgeous because he’s in it. He’s handsome and beautiful and happy and altogether glorious. And like Carolyn before me wrote – those blue eyes!

    You did a terrific job – on everything. :)

  13. gale says:

    Love the room! I think everything looks perfect! Just right for a boy. He is so adorable-keep the pictures coming!

  14. Candie says:

    Thanks for sharing your talents and your baby…

  15. Marsha Nelson says:

    Carter is a lucky little guy with a special room all his own. Keep the pictures coming.

  16. AnnieO says:

    Everyone knows the baby’s room is not really for the baby, it’s for the MOMMY. After all, it takes weeks and weeks before the baby can even see across the room :)

    The room is adorable and I love the colors. You got some great deals and clever functional items. Love the book wall! Enjoy your baby time–soon he will be moving on to the next milestone, eating his toes :)

  17. Bari Jo says:

    Best. baby. room. ever! I had three boys and I would have loved this for their nurseries!!! I LOVE the book wall – what a wonderful idea!!! I hope to tuck it away for future… grandbabies… :o) He sure is adorable and so precious! Every time I get to see a sweet picture on your blog it just makes me grin from ear to ear, knowing what you shared of your journey – thank you for letting us see this unfold – what a sweet blessing! I love that you are getting to rock your baby and enjoying every minute of it! They do grow up tooooooo fast… my baby is a senior in high school now and the time has flown by so fast. . . this season of parenting will be closing too soon for us, yet I look forward to the next: GRANDparenting… (no pressure boys…. LOL)

  18. Tina McNamara says:

    Carter rooms is adorable. I love how you painted the crib and changing table. I would have never thought of doing that. Tha argyle painting is so cute. I like how you have decorated his room but it doesn’t really have a theme. Also love the book wall. Just everything about it is precious. You did a great job.

  19. SuzK says:

    what a wonderful room for Carter! The argyle painting idea is brilliant! He is so beautiful – thank you for sharing photos of him and his room.

  20. Deb Praus says:

    Love the colors and I bet Carter does also but the best thing in the room is Carter himself. Hope you are enjoying this time, it goes so fast! Keep the updates coming.

  21. ColleenM says:

    The room is fantastic! Carter looks more and more like you every time you post a new picture:)

  22. Karen Shackleford says:

    Oh my goodness . . . he is so precious! I hadn’t been to your blog for awhile, so just caught up on how much Carter has changed already. Too cute! And you did a fabulous job on his room. Keep enjoying every minute you can with your beautiful baby boy!

  23. Carla says:

    What a gorgeous room and a beautiful baby! Blessings on you both.

  24. angel says:

    Love the room! Do you know what color the wall paint is? My 3yo wants a spaceace room, and this blue is perfect for his walls!

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